Health & Fitness

President Biden's COVID-19 symptoms 'improve steadily,' doctor says

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 7/20 7:38A Scripps News Staff
President Joe Biden's COVID-19 symptoms "continue to improve steadily" according to a Saturday statement released by his doctor, physician to the president Kevin O'Connor. New information based on genomic sequencing reveals that the president...

Government accuses companies of marketing cannabis food products to kids

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 7/17 5:15A Justin Boggs
For the second time, the Federal Trade Commission ordered companies selling edible products containing one of the active ingredients in marijuana to stop selling products similar to common food products. The FTC sent cease-and-desist letters...

Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she's cancer-free again after procedure

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 7/12 6:54A Elina Tarkazikis
Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she is now cancer-free again after a recent procedure. The Minnesota senator has been undergoing screenings since she was diagnosed with Stage 1A breast cancer and successfully treated in 2021. But during a recent visit,...

Mounjaro or Ozempic: Which is better for weight loss?

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 7/9 8:57A Justin Boggs
An increasing number of Americans are turning to medications to help them lose weight, but there is still a lot to be learned about the effectiveness of the drugs. In a study by Truveta Inc. published Monday in JAMA , patients who used...

Amid rise in childhood diabetes, man describes how to 'thrive' with disease

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 7/9 5:57A Scripps News Staff
Data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this year shows the U.S. is projected to have a significant increase in children diagnosed with diabetes. According to the CDC, between now and 2060, the number of children...

Health officials in Colorado confirm a rare case of human plague

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 7/8 9:59A Taylor O'Bier
Health department officials in Colorado said they are investigating a rare human plague case. The case was discovered in Pueblo County, located about 50 miles south of Colorado Springs, following preliminary test results, the health department said...

Are your tampons harming you? Study finds 16 metals in widely available brands

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 7/8 9:25A Elina Tarkazikis
New research suggests tampons could be a potential source of metal exposure. The study, published in the Environment International journal, is presumed to be the first to measure metals in tampons. Researchers tested for 16 metals in 30 tampons...

How to have an autism-friendly Fourth of July celebration

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 7/4 5:19A Scripps News Staff
Fireworks are a holiday staple on the Fourth of July, but the loud explosions can cause sensory overload for those with autism, especially children. Eileen Lamb, director of social media for Autism Speaks, says people with the condition don't have...

US will pay Moderna $176 million to develop a bird flu pandemic vaccine

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 7/2 6:47A Scripps News Staff
The U.S. government will pay the vaccine maker Moderna $176 million to develop a pandemic vaccine that could be used to treat bird flu, caused by the H5N1 virus, in humans as cases in dairy cows continue to mount across the country, federal...

OSHA proposes first federal workplace protections for heat-related illnesses

News 5 Cleveland (Your Health Matters) 7/2 3:11A Justin Boggs
The White House announced on Tuesday that the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing new rules that would establish the federal government's first workplace standards addressing excessive heat. President...
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